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Fourth International, June 1940

 

V.I. Lenin

No “Third” Ideology –

 

From Fourth International, Vol.I No.2, June 1940, p.44.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.

 

Since there can be no talk of an independent ideology being developed by the masses of the workers in the process of their movement then the only choice is: Either bourgeois, or Socialist ideology. There is no middle course (for humanity has not created a 'third' ideology, and, moreover, in a society torn by class antagonisms there can never be a non-class or above-class ideology). Hence, to belittle Socialist ideology in any way, to deviate from it in the slightest degree means strengthening bourgeois ideology.

– Lenin in What Is to Be Done?

 
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